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Netgear Router how to set up WEP?

February 17, 2005 at 10:55:52
Specs: XP pro, XP2800-1gb Ram

Hi all,
I've just bought a Netgear DG834GT Wireless Router and WG111T USB Adapter. I've set them up on my desktop as a wireless network using the USB Adaptor to connect to the router and it all seems to be working pretty well.
I have not got WEP enabled and when I enable it and set a password it searches the channels but doesnt find a network.
Presumbably I have to tell the router what the password is?. I can't seem to figure this out, any ideas?.
The second problem is both items are advertised as 108mbs but I only connect at 54mbs. I read somewhere that I needed the latest drivers for both and this would sort this.
When I downloaded them from netgear the USB adaptor driver worked fine but the Router one wouldnt work because it said it was a graphics file and directed me to download a program called "irfanview" to run it, this did not work either. So any ideas on the second problem to?. Cheers DB


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#1
February 17, 2005 at 15:59:58

To set up WEP you will need to log into the router with your browser pointed to 192.168.0.1 . See your docs for default passwords . Go to wireless settings and this is where you can set up WEP with your key , I would change the SSID while in there , this will also have to match on your wireless client .


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#2
February 19, 2005 at 00:40:38

You should let your router generate the password and then enter it onto your wireless computer. Encrypting only one end will result in communication failure!

The default password for your router is 'password'. You need to change this!!!!!!

The 108Gb/s is a crock in my opinion. It only works with two devices from the same manufacturer and in the same product range. Generally it will only work within a range of about thirty feet with NO obstacles. In practice it might only be ten feet. That's the sort of range which is really suitable for a wired network.


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#3
February 22, 2005 at 02:51:13

I've sorted it now thanks for your help.

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